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THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (2018): New Trailer From Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosa Salazar, Gael García Bernal…

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosa Salazar and Gael García Bernalare the stars of The Kindergarten Teacher. A new drama about a New York teacher who becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is gifted.

The Kindergarten Teacher is directed and co-written by Sara Colangelo…

Such an interesting trailer. I’m drawn to it for reasons including Gyllenhaal and a need to find out if the young boy is indeed a prodigy. Maybe the teacher is mistaken – or worse mentally ill.

Assuming that the young boy is indeed gifted, my heart too would desperately want his father to come to his senses – but kidnapping…?

Parker Sevak, Michael Chernus, Anna Baryshnikov, Ajay Naidu, Daisy Tahan and Ato Blankson-Wood also star.

The Kindergarten Teacher Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE DARK KNIGHT (2008): Superior Film Making & What Heath Ledger Did

 

The Dark Knight (2008), Christian Bale, Michael Caine
The Dark Knight (2008), Christian Bale, Michael Caine

Written and directed by the Nolan brothers, (Jonathan and Christopher) The Dark Knight is the second movie in a notable three part series that started with Batman Begins (2005).

Christian Bale is back as Batman and time he must face off with Gotham’s current, havoc wreaking menace, the Joker.

Like all films by the Nolan brothers, The Dark Knight is no exception to the rule of story telling excellence, engaging dialogue, action sequence prowess, a brilliant musical score and truly memorable performances.

The Dark Knight (2008), Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight (2008), Heath Ledger

As good as Bale is in the role of Batman – and he is very good, the most memorable performance in The Dark Knight is delivered by the unfortunately late but unforgettable Australian actor, Heath Ledger.

Whether he had passed as he did before the film’s release or not, it’s near enough impossible to think of and mention The Dark Knight without also highlighting what Ledger accomplished with this one role. His portrayal of the Joker is simply one of the most mesmerising things I’ve ever seen on screen. So much so that each time the camera wasn’t on him, it felt like the movie was moving noticeably slower.

The entire film is quite the achievement, thanks to a superior filmmaking team that includes, along with the leading cast, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and ‘super composer’, Hans Zimmer.

Most film lovers have already seen The Dark Knight. But to all who haven’t, get ready for a great opening and closing sequence, as well as n memorable  everything in between.

The Dark Knight (2008), William Fichtner
The Dark Knight (2008), William Fichtner

One of the best moments in the opening sequence has to be the surprise of what  William Fichtner’s badass Bank Manager character does when he gets on his feet. If you’ve seen it, you understand.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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